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About

“What does it mean to be a musician in the 21st century?”

“To always navigate between what I as a violinist want to be and do not want to be. To climb freely beyond the confines of genres and branches in the search of musical expressions of the world and oneself.
To let oneself be fascinated by the silhouettes of the new and the unknown in their moments of creation as well as by the musical landscapes of the past.
To live as many of the fragile, fleeting moments in which music becomes an existential, interpersonal experience as possible.“

Anna Neubert stages and infiltrates concert settings as a violinist, as the Master of Disaster of the ensemble uBu or as the accomplice of other artists. Her work has been seen and heard for instance at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, AchtBrücken Festival, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Villa Massimo Rom, a variety of Kulturbunker and daycares.

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Since the concert performance piece SEILTÄNZER (2013) she has led and directed concerts at projects with the Cologne based society for contemporary circus (METAMORPHOSES NOCTURNES 2015), the Early Music Centre Köln (TRAUMWANDEL 2016), the Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann Society (PRÉSENCE 2016), as well as for the collaborative project AUF.ZU – EIN KONTAKTKONZERT (2017) and for the INTERVALL series of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (WEBERN_BEWEGT 2019).

Further, Anna Neubert has been collaborating with textile artist Nicole Kiersz on research of the intersections of music and weaving since 2020.

In addition, she performs as a violinist in concerts of electronicID, in productions of the Junge Oper Dortmund, as well as with guitarist Leonhard Spies. She also performs a staged version of G. Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments with soprano Marie Heeschen.

After studying classical violin in Cologne and Paris Anna Neubert has specialized in the critical interpretation of contemporary music, for example through participation at the Lucerne Festival Academy.

Anna Neubert has received numerous prizes and scholarships, for example at the International Alois Kottmann Competition and from the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation. Together with the trio uBu she won the Boris Pergamenschikow Prize in 2016. She was a fellow of the Akademie Concerto21 of the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in 2018 and received a start.up scholarship of the Claussen-Simon Foundation running from 2018 to 2020.

 

Media

“[…] Neubert is as much a virtuoso musician as an emphatic performer. Under the direction of Malin Nagel the evening itself was as Kafkaesque as the text: sometimes mysterious, thought provoking, and deeply impressive.” (Bonner Generalanzeiger, Guido Krawinkel)

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